You know as well as we do, that in this increasingly challenging world, it takes a lot of effort to educate and empower children who belong to the marginalised, unrecognised and ignored segments. Our work has succeeded in creating socially responsive, self-reliant communities that work together to create safe environments for children as well as sustainable change through collective participation.
We catalyse social change by innovating and piloting model solutions that Governments and implementing agencies can replicate using our technical knowledge, in-depth understanding of the challenges and unique insights gleaned from fifteen years of dedicated work.
In Kerala, through Project VENDA, we educated and empowered over 1,20,000 children to say a firm “NO” to drugs and help them make responsible choices using a range of well-planned initiatives, which have been recognised by the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC) as the best practice for evidence-based intervention. In June 2021, we launched our S.A.F.E. Program that is creating Substance Abuse Free Environments in six additional districts across the State. By 2024, we will positively impact the lives of half a million students in Kerala.
In Karnataka, through Nanagu Shaale, we have trained and mainstreamed over 60,000 children with disability into regular Government schools, giving them not only a childhood but also hope for the future. We enable inclusive education by helping parents, teachers and the community take ownership of mainstreaming them. Karnataka is estimated to have 3,00,000 children with disability who are confined to the four walls of a room without any hope. By 2025, we will work on more Government schools across the State to say “YES” to integrating an additional 1,00,000 children with disability.
We invite you to join hands with us to create a better today and an even better tomorrow for our children. You can make a one-time or a recurring donation, you can team up as a volunteer or take up an internship with a view to working full-time or part-time with us. The work includes awareness education, capacity building, empowerment and development. Our interventions are backed by extensive research that helps us achieve our goal of positively impacting the lives of everyone we work with. Fourth Wave Foundation is a registered trust in India and all donations made to Fourth Wave Foundation are eligible for tax exemption under section 80G of the Income-tax Act 1961.